If you don’t know the difference between Inox (stainless steel) and ABS, this article shows you how to choose between these two materials.
ABS & INOX: what are the benefits?
In the world of professional refrigeration, there are two types of materials, and we need to know which one best suits our requirements. Inox is the general term that is used for stainless steel, which is made by mixing molten steel with chromium.
The acronym ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a type of polymer that has its own strength, flexibility, and insulation properties.
Material properties you need to know
The two materials have different compositions, which means that the properties of the materials are not the same. Inox (stainless steel) has a strong combination of resistance and thermogenic minerals that preserves the temperatures without any alteration of the material. Steel is cooler and harder than other materials, and its surface is prepared to fight bacteria. The only handicap is that it is expensive to produce compared to other types of irons. Read more about our cabinets.
On the other hand, ABS has the key benefits of the plastics used in refrigerators. This material is highly recyclable and it is easy to wipe clean, which helps with equipment maintenance. It is lightweight and inexpensive, making it practical for appliances that consume large quantities of it in their production.
Which is better – INOX or ABS?
There is no better option than another, there are only benefits and advantages that can meet your needs. Both are resilient materials, withstand the same levels of cold and heat, and the quality of the materials within the range is premium. If you are looking for aesthetics, stainless steel has a shiny appearance which is very attractive, elegant, and clean, while ABS has an extensive palette of colors. Discover ABS in ice-white Cool Head fridges.
Finally, for equipment for everyday use, inox provides better resistance to the hot and cold, withstands high temperatures, resists thermal transmission and keeps the inside of the fridge cooler for longer. However, if you are looking for a light and versatile fridge, ABS is the best option.